Well, the holiday came and went so quickly this year, I feel like I turned around and it was all over! Seriously, where did the entire month of December go?!? I did have time to plan Olivia’s Lilly Pulitzer-super girllie Birthday party. My little ray of sunshine has really taken to Lilly and brought her mommy along with her! A long cry from my days of wearing black all the time! So, in an effort to throw her a super-girllie garden party at the end of December, and not break the bank, I found the most awesome party decor at Target and the rest of the flowers and decor were from our house. Take a look below!
Although I served the food buffet style, I accounted for those adults who would prefer to sit at a proper table to eat. Bright fuchsias and pinks were complimented by cheery yellows and punchy teals, giving the overall feel of the party a super-feminine and youthful feel, without being childish. As Olivia was turing 8, she really wanted to have a more “grown-up” party, because ya know, she’s all ‘grown’ now! Also keep in mind that we were throwing a party on Christmas Eve, so I went completely in the opposite direction of “holiday” in regards to a color scheme. I think we struck a nice balance here.
Wrapped cutlery with pretty napkins were placed on the buffet in a Smith & Hawken seagrass tray with a decorative cluster of starfish.
Of course no party would be complete without a festive wine glass for the hostess…AKA ME! This hand painted wine glass in “Pop” by Lilly Pulitzer, has the most adorable pattern on it and boasts an even more fun tag that reads “Dance on the tables.” While there was no dancing on the tables at this party, having a special glass for the party hostess is a nice touch. Plus, every 5 minutes I had to put my drink down, so it was nice to quickly be able to visually locate my drink again! MAMA’S GOTTA HAVE HER WINE! This glass was the inspiration for the entire theme and color scheme of the party, btw.
This last picture was one of my personal favorites. No party would be complete without a few pink starfish cookies! I picked up this Sur la Table starfish cookie cutter, which made this a quick and simple project. Wilton pink icing and iridescent white sugar pearls helped to complete this yummy treat. I also made the birthday girl her own special monogramed cookie. I’m still working on my icing skills, as you can see! 🙂
Throw an awesome bash lately? Let me know how it went and share some ideas with us. We could feature you on the blog!